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IMPORTANT: New Ransomware Security Bulletin from PurpleJelly.

Petya Ransomeware

IMPORTANT: New Ransomware Security Bulletin from PurpleJelly.

 

Petya check your AV or you may WannaCry. 

 

Just weeks after the WannaCry threat new Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, Britain and Spain shut down.

Major firms, airports and government departments in Ukraine have been struck by a massive cyber attack which began to spread across Europe on Tuesday afternoon.

In Ukraine, government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, the airport in Kiev and the metro network have all been paralysed by the hack.

 

What does this mean to you and what are we doing about it?

 

We are running two types of Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware on our managed networks. You have either BitDefender or Sophos deployed as part of your defence.

 

Both products have automatically deployed security patches against the attack, however, if your anti-virus application is showing a red cross, or is greyed out you could possibly not be protected. If you suspect your protection is turned off or not updating, please call us immediately.

 

Microsoft released a security patch on 15th March to fix a flaw that was in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) service, which Windows computers use to share files and printers across local networks. Microsoft addressed the issue in its MS17-010 bulletin.

 

We are currently checking all our customer’s networks to ensure that the necessary patches are in place.

 

What can you do as a precaution?

 

We urge you to speak to your staff:

 

  • Be extra vigilant to any strange or unsolicited email
  • Do not use any external web email on your work computer
  • Be careful when browsing unfamiliar websites
  • Call us on 01252 856230 opt2 if in any doubt
Ian Daynes
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